The Good: Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke are great actors as always. Their talent is undeniable.
The time Riz spends in the deaf school is good and can be quite touching.
The Bad: The whole movie feels like a lot of potential that never really delivers. I wanted to see more of the band before he lost his hearing. I also thought they kind of forgot about the love interest plot for too long.
The Bottom Line: It's not trying to copy "Whiplash", but you should nevertheless just watch Whiplash instead.